New Mors Kochanski eBook ~ Basic Safe Travel and Boreal Survival Handbook

In a nutshell, the survival information that did not make it into Mors Kochanski’s classic book, (Northern) Bushcraft can be found in the new e-book, Basic Safe Travel and Boreal Survival Handbook.  In addition, there is an expansion on his great booklets within the new book.

See Karamat.com for purchase information and more.  Video explanation from Mors and Karamat with the new book’s table of contents below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.  WILDERNESS LIVING SKILLS
A) Site Development
Shelter
Latrines
Garbage Disposal
Food Storage: Bearproofing
Outdoor Classrooms
B)  Equipment
Clothing and Survival
The Sleeping Bag
The Functional Bush Knife and Its Use
The Most Important Try Stick Notches
The Multipurpose Bush Axe
The Saw
C)  Wilderness Fire Lighting Skills in the Spruce Moose Forest
Approaches to the Use of Fire
The Question of Impact
Some Different Types of Fire Users
Abuses of Fire
Where Campfires are Out of Place
Justifying the Use of a Campfire
Points of Basic Fire Ecology
D)  Basic Map and Compass Use
The Map
The Compass
E)  The Basic Survival Lean-To and Bed
Open Fronted Lean-To Principals
Open Fronted Lean-To Made of Flexible Materials
Bough Beds
F)  Outdoor Cooking
Introduction
The Australian Cooking Crane
Steam Pit
G)  Wild Edible Plants
Plants
Looking at Edible Mushrooms

II. WILDERNESS SURVIVAL
A)  Defining Survival
Basic Existence Skills
Wilderness Survival
In Survival You Have No Guarantees
Living Off the Land
The Advantages of Fasting (on water only)
Problems with Fasting
B)  Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Preparedness
Panic
Survival in a Nutshell
Fire
Shelter
Dehydration
Hypothermia
Signals
Conservation of Mental and Physical Energy
Lost? Finding Your Way
C)  Water and Human Survival
Body Water Needs
How Much Water?
Thirst
Local Thirst
Boiled Water Recommended
Undetected Water Losses
Water Loss Through Lungs in the Cold
The Mechanism of Water Absorption
Dehydration
D)  Handling Stress
Responding to Stress
Your Only Three Options
Limiting Factor
E)  Survival Kits
Survival Kits: The Basics
The Personal Kit
The Basic (Two Kilogram) Universal Kit
The Personal First Aid Kit
F)  Caching of Supplies and Equipment
G)  Signaling with a Mirror
H)  Signal Fires
The Choice of Site
The Simple Signal Fire
The Standard Signal Fire
The Large Signal Fire
I)  Vehicle Survival
Vehicle Operation Kit
Vehicle Survival Kit
J)  Aircraft Survival
K)  Helicopter Safety

III.  WILDERNESS FIRST AID
A)  Cold Injuries
Introduction
Hypothermia
Cold Hazards: Frostnip and Frostbite
Dehydration
B)  Diarrhea
C)  The Heat Illness
Introduction
Water Loss
Burns, Scalds, and Fluid Loss
D)  Knife Cuts: How to Avoid Them

IV.  WILDERNESS TRAVEL SKILLS
A)  Leading Your Group
Travel Hints
B)  River Crossing
Crossing of Foot
Rope Crossing
C)  Effects of Traveling at Higher Elevations
Conditions Resulting in High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
Conditions Above Tree Line

V.  WILDERNESS ENVIRONMENT
A)  Annoying Insects
B)  Bears are Dangerous
C)  Lightning
D)  Breaking Through the Ice
E)  Quicksand or Mud

VI.  ROPEWORK

AUTHOR

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About Christian Noble

Chris Noble is the founder of MasterWoodsman.com and Woodsmoke Camping Company. A Master Naturalist, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and has worked as a Registered Forester and Certified Burn Manager in several states. Chris is also a Wilderness First Responder and since the late 90’s has been “practicing primitive” skills and taking lessons from numerous Master Woodsmen throughout North America. An advocate for Conservation, teacher of Wilderness Living Skills, and happily married, he enjoys passing what he has learned thus far to others, especially his 2 children, Emerson and Duncan.

10 Responses to New Mors Kochanski eBook ~ Basic Safe Travel and Boreal Survival Handbook

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    Dave April 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    His first book, Northern Bushcraft, was ingenious and crucial for any Canadians who lost touch with their ancestral pioneers. It’s a must read for any hunters or oil-patch workers who spend more time away from home than being at home.

    It’s kind of unfortunate the obsession with survival topics in between 1990s and 2010s influenced the way his books and pamphlets were written later in life though. I would like to see more “wilderness-living” skills.

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